India at the Paralympics (Q1846)

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    Varun Singh Bhati, who jumped a personal best of 1.86 metres to clinch bronze in the men's high jump T-42
    In 1972 Summer Paralympics (German: Paralympische Sommerspiele 1972), fourth edition of the Paralympic Games at the Heidelberg Games, West Germany, from August 2 to 11, 1972 - Murlikant Petkar swam the 50 meter freestyle in a world record time of 37.331 seconds to give India her first ever Gold. India finished 24th out of the 42 participating nations.
    H. N. Girisha, an Indian athlete born with a disability in the left leg, won the silver medal in the 2012 Paralympic games held in London in the men's high jump F-42 category.
    In 1984 New York Paralympics, Joginder Singh Bedi won silver at the Men's Shot Put and followed it up with a pair of bronze winning performances in the Discus and Javelin throws. Another Indian, Bhimrao Kesarkar, won the silver medal in the Javelin. India finished 37th out of the 54 participating nations.
    India made its Summer Paralympic début at the 1968 Games.
    2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens when Devendra Jhajharia, Javelin thrower, won gold and Rajinder Singh won bronze for powerlifting in the 56-kg category. India finished 53rd out of the 136 nation field
    Deepa Malik scripted history; she won second place in the women's shotput F53 event at the Rio Paralympics on Monday, with a personal best throw of 4.61m. With this herculean effort, she became India's first woman and the oldest athlete ever to win a medal at the Paralympics.
    Official Magazine of The Paralympic Committee of India ® Indian Para Sports - Special Inaugural Issue 2016
    Shri. M. Mahadeva and friends started an organization at National level for promotion and development of sports for physically challenged and named it as PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED SPORTS FEDERATION OF INDIA.
    Mariyappan Thangavelu won India's first Paralympic gold medal in Rio with an impressive jump of 1.89m in the men's T42 event.
    PCI was registered during the year 1994 with the registrar of co-operative societies, Bangalore, Karnataka.